Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)

Reflections Of Hope
I see the reflections in the water,
as the wind dances through my hair.
The reflections of hope
that once was not there.

How desperate a life becomes
when there seems no hope in view.
When pain, despair, and loneliness
is all that is looking back at you.

I study at length,
the reflections there.
I see a world so self indulged,
that no one seems to care.

We hear children crying out
from abuse that never ends.
Lonely tears cried late at night
from broken hearts that can not mend.

We see children killing children.
It is so hard to understand.
Where is the peace and brotherhood?
What is happening in this land?

The water becomes clouded,
I then look closer to see.
I catch a glimpse of a world gone mad.
Is this what is meant to be?

The Dove of Peace flies overhead.
From its eye falls a tear.
The ripple that it causes,
makes everything perfectly clear.

The hope of peace and happiness
was locked inside of me.
I reach out my hand and take yours,
This vision...........CAN YOU SEE ?

As hand touches hand
I feel the love impart
as heart begins to touch heart.

The Dove of Peace flew overhead.
From its eye fell a tear.
The ripple that it caused
made everything seem perfectly clear.

I saw the reflections in the water,
as the wind danced through my hair.
The reflections of hope
that once wasn't there.
© 1999 Jo Riley Dupree

If Grandmothers ruled the world,
we would all know peace!

Blessings of Peace to all.....


nanna said...

I very beautiful.
Thank you...
Lord Grant us Peace.

Prixie said...

so true!

Laura ~Peach~ said...


CountryDew said...

Peace to you and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jess said...

So lovely and true... absolutely beautiful!

Have a great end of the week

farmlady said...

Thank you for a lovely post.

I do believe that every child should have a grandmother for her unconditional love and her wisdom, and that the ones who have become spirit watch over us as gardian angels.

Dianne said...

really beautiful

that last image, of the peace signs in the drops of water is amazing

if that is an original design you should sell it - it's really wonderful

Mimi Lenox said...

What an awesome poem you've written and a beautiful globe. The post is just perfect. I am overwhelmed with the quality of peace posts I'm reading today. Thank you for participating and blogging with us today.

Peace to you and yours,